The Supreme mufti of Uganda, Sheik Zubair Kayongo, has passed away this Thursday Morning at Agha Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.
Sheikh Kayongo who has been heading the parallel Kibuli-based Muslim administration was appointed de facto mufti in January 2009 by a College of Eminent Sheikhs.
Kayongo’s profileSheik Kayongo was born in Bbaale, Kayunga district to the late Hajji Sowedi Kayongo.He studied at Katuumu Muslim School in Luweero district and later at Lamu Muslim College in Kenya. He started teaching Islamic studies in 1955.Served as a deputy Mufti to Sheik Luwemba in the 1980s. He also held the same post under Sheik Ahmad Mukasa when he was leading a faction based at Kibuli Mosque.A member of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council’s college of sheiks.He is close to the Buganda Kingdom leadership at Mengo and heads a conflict resolution committee of one of Buganda’s clans, the Kobe. He has residences in Kiteezi, on Gayaza road in Wakiso district and Lwamata in Kiboga district.